Big 12 Conference tries to map out future at meetings

No decision by Missouri, Nebraska or anybody else about leaving the Big 12 Conference is expected for several months, but the league commissioner and several others are trying to work out the possibilities in meetings this week in Kansas City.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How should the Missourian have covered the latest Honor Flight story?

The Central Missouri Honor Flights are a regular occurrence, but that doesn't mean the flights should be ignored.

COLUMN: Distorted Vietnam service has a long history

David Blumenthal's claims of service in the Connecticut Senate race is just the latest example of someone misrepresenting their record in Vietnam. It's something that has been going on for decades now.

Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time

According to the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, 31 percent of Missouri's children are considered overweight or obese. Missouri ranks near the middle, 27th, in the number of overweight and obese children.

Send-off planned for Missouri softball team

Fans are invited to gather at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Missouri Athletics Training Complex to see the team off to Oklahoma City to play in the Women's College World Series. 

UPDATE: Man pulled from Stephens Lake confirmed dead

Jean Magabokenda, 35, was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene at 7:11 p.m. Monday.

Hickman bowling team places seventh at championship

Linen King to bring jobs to Columbia

Linen King, an Oklahoma-based company that provides laundry services to the health-care industry, promises to create 30 jobs in Columbia within six months and 100 within five years.

Air conditioner exchange program offers low income residents a way to stay cool

Applicants must be Columbia Water and Light customers with an inefficient window unit to exchange.

Regional Economic Development Inc. announces Linen King coming to Columbia

Regional Economic Development Inc. announced Linen King is coming to Columbia in August and will provide 30 jobs within the next six months and 100 within five years.

Organization plans to present Taser-free petition Tuesday

People For a Taser-Free Columbia plan to present City Clerk Sheela Amin with a 4,000 signature petition to ban Tasers, according to a news release from the organization.

2010 Memorial Day weekend traffic incidents consistent with 2009 numbers

Missouri State Highway Patrol sees traffic accidents vary little between Memorial Day weekend this year and the holiday weekend last year.

Charity cyclist riding across U.S. has creative survival skills

Zachary Hinkley is biking cross-country to raise money for a charity he plans to start. Hinkley has few established sleeping spots and must network on the road to find a nightly home.

UPDATE: Drowned man leaves family, police don't suspect foul play

Columbia Parks and Recreation will be reviewing its policies and procedures after the Monday drowning of Jean Magabokenda at Stephens Lake.

District nationally recognized with "What Parents Want" award

The Columbia Public School district received a "What Parents Want" award, making it one of 28 Missouri school districts to receive the recognition. The award is based on information taken from parent questionnaires asking parents around the nation what they value in a school system.

COLUMN: What happened to objectivity?

The news networks need to worry less about entertainment and more about giving viewers the straight facts.

Missouri heads to Women's College World Series

The women of the Missouri softball team left Columbia on Tuesday for Oklahoma City, the host of the 2010 Women's College World Series. The Tigers play their first game against Hawaii on Thursday at noon.

ANALYSIS: Gaza conflict tests U.S. diplomacy in Middle East

A confrontation over a convoy attempting to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has strained diplomatic relationships within the Middle East.

Federal government launches civil, criminal investigations into BP Gulf oil spill

In addition to plummeting stock values and unsuccessful attempts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP now faces criminal and civil investigations regarding the disaster.  Attorney General Eric Holder promises the government will be "extremely forceful" in its response if the investigations reveal evidence of illegal activity.

Black drivers stopped at increasing rates, attorney general report finds


A yearly analysis of statewide traffic stops shows that black drivers are far more likely to be stopped by officers than white or Hispanic drivers. This disparity has risen almost every year since 2001, when Missouri began publishing these reports.